Saturday, March 2, 2013

Saturday So What Spotlight: Jaleta Clegg

It's that time again. The first Saturday on the month, and we get to make a new friend. Jaleta Clegg is going to share what helps her say So What, when times get tough. Now that I'm the primary chorister, I have the overwhelming urge to sing the Welcome song. "We welcome you today to ... um... bloggery?"

Jaleta Clegg was born longer ago than she'd like to admit. She has filled the days since with raising a horde of children, tending various pets, cooking, cleaning, laundry, piecing quilts, making costumes, crocheting, and of course writing. She has numerous short stories and two books in print and a third book coming mid-April. Since real life is too exhausting, she creates fictional worlds where aliens abound, sinister forces lurk, magic can be real, and the happy ending eventually happens. Her day job involves starship simulators, lots of schoolchildren, and an inflatable planetarium. Find more at or for her series.

Poisoned Pawn: The Fall of the Altairan Empire Book 3 (coming April 2013)
With their own ship and freedom, life is sweet; until Dace disappears and Jasyn learns the truth about their new copilot.

My Inspirational Quotes

I used to tape various papers to the walls around my desk. They were my inspiration for those days when I need an extra boost. I've misplaced many of them due to painting walls and rearranging the house. They contained thoughts and ideas I needed. I've since misplaced those papers. Here are the ones I can remember. Now to print them out and tape them to the walls around my desk again...

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
(Ecclesiastes 3:1)

Sing like no one's listening.
Work like you don't need money.
Dance like no one's watching.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Live like it's heaven on earth.
(Attributed to Mark Twain, Alfred Souza, and William W. Purkey, among others)

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
(Isaiah 40:31)

“People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”
(Elisabeth Kubler-Ross)

I wanna be a bear.
If you're a bear, you get to hibernate. You do nothing but sleep for six months. I could deal with that.
Before you hibernate you're supposed to eat yourself stupid. I could do that.
If you're a bear, you birth your children (who are the size of walnuts) while you're sleeping and wake to partially grown, cute cuddly cubs. I could definitely deal with that.
If you're a mama bear, everyone knows you mean business. You swat anyone who bothers your cubs. If your cubs get out of line, you swat them, too. I could deal with that.
If you're a bear, your mate "expects" you to wake up growling. He "expects" that you will have hairy legs and excess body fat. Yup! I wanna be a bear.
(author unknown)

A man need not run faster than he has strength.
(Mosiah 4:30)

Some days, you just need a little extra to keep you plugging through. What are your favorite pick-me-up quotes?



  1. Mine is "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart." (Proverbs 3:5.)
    The bear quote had me laughing!

  2. "Be still and know that I am God." So many times in my life...that the bottom line.



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